Talisker

Park City Mountain Resort won an important round in Third District court Wednesday. Judge Ryan Harris ruled that PCMR can amend its lawsuit against its landlord, Talisker. While PCMR still maintains that its leases for the bulk of its ski terrain are valid, Judge Harris said PCMR can also press the claim that its rights under the lease have been violated, because Talisker allegedly transferred or sold the 3700 acres of ski mountain to another company, possibly one tied to Vail Resorts. Rick Brough has more.

  

Talisker Denied Emails

Sep 10, 2013

Talisker Land Holdings has suffered a reversal in its efforts to get a look at nearly two dozen internal e mails between officers at the Park City Mountain Resort and their attorneys.   After personally reviewing the e-mails, Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris ruled Tuesday that the documents do, after all, fall within attorney-client privilege and can't be shown to Talisker.  Rick Brough has more.

UPDATE - September 10, 2013:

After reviewing the Park City Mountain emails, Judge Ryan Harris reversed his decision and ruled that the emails fall within attorney-client privilege and cannot be disclosed to Talisker. Full to story to follow in the evening news.

Original Story: Friday, September 6, 2013:

The Talisker Land company won a round in Third District Court Friday, in its ongoing legal battle with the Park City Mountain Resort. Judge Ryan Harris ruled that there can be an examination of internal e-mails generated by PCMR officials and attorneys, to determine how a document was backdated. The Mountain Resort had cited that letter to back up its case that the lease of the ski mountain was still valid. Judge Harris said he was making an exception to the attorney-client confidentiality, but said the disclosure of some 22 e-mails is subject to his review. Rick Brough has more. 

  According to County Bob Jasper, the County Council isn't getting involved in the Talisker-Park City Mountain Resort legal fight, though thy are concerned about the local economy. Rick Brough has more.

The lease dispute between Talisker and Park City Mountain Resort has taken a significant turn as Talisker Land Holdings yesterday issued an eviction notice to Park City Mountain.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

After it was announced earlier this year that Vail Resorts would be operating Canyons Resort. Vail representatives said they would also take over in the legal fight between Talisker and the Park City Mountain Resort.

Despite those assertions, Talisker was represented in a court hearing Tuesday, July 31, by its long-time counsel, John Lund, who said he will continue to handle the case.

But some questions remain, though, about just who the clients are now, behind the legal dispute. Rick Brough has more.

Although there is a pending legal fight between Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings, the Resort was still able, last ski season, to use its ski mountain, the subject of a disputed lease from Talisker.

However, the rent that the Mountain Resort pays on the ski terrain has been hung up, due to the dispute between the two companies. That was mentioned by attorneys on both sides as they appeared in Third DIstrict Court. Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired July 29, 2013.  

The Park City Mountain Resort is asking to add two more causes of action in its lawsuit against Talisker-the landlord for the Resort's ski terrain. 

The Mountain Resort says that a breach of its lease has occured, with the news that Vail Resorts is operating Canyons - and also, apparently taking over the lease of the 3700 acres of ski mountain used by the Mountain Resort.

  Originally aired July 4, 2013.

Summit County manager Bob Jasper has produced a flow chart so that he – and the rest of us – can figure out who does what at Canyons Resorts.  KPCW”s Leslie Thatcher reports.

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